Are You a Litterbug?
Check all boxes where it's okay to litter
If you checked no boxes, you are correct.
If you make it a practice to not leave trash (or dog poo)
for others to pick up or for animals to be harmed by it, bless you!
You are not a litterbug, and the world needs more like you!
Some Sad Facts
The Great Pacific Garbage floating between Hawaii and California in the ocean is estimated to be twice the size of the state of Texas. Can you imagine walking and driving all over the state of Texas through garbage?
Over one million marine animals are killed each year by ingesting or getting entangled in plastics.
By 2050, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish.
Conservative estimates say that at least 100,000 birds and mammals die from discarded plastic bags each year.
5% of the world’s population (the U.S.) generates about 40% of the world’s waste, which amounts to 4.4 lbs. of trash per person per day.
Only 4% of the world’s children live in the U.S., but Americans buy and throw away 40% of the world’s toys.
1/3 of the waste in a landfill is packaging material; packaging is 65% of household trash.
On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.
Donna Van Cleve